Episode 248: The Lyme Resource – an interview with Gretel Adams


Gretel Adams is a 36-year-old small business owner from Columbus, Ohio. She has owned and operated Sunny Meadows Flower Farm since 2006 with her husband Steve.

Prior to contracting Lyme disease, Ms. Adams worked very hard and had to perform both physical labor and intense decision-making. While not working, she enjoyed socializing with friends and attending music festivals.

At the age of 33, Ms. Adams had found a tick biting her and she quickly removed it and went on with her life. The very next day she developed alarming symptoms that just got worse and worse.

Ms. Adams’ doctor was unable to see her in a timely manner and 13 days after the tick bite she went to an urgent care facility because she “felt something foreign in [her] body, everything was tingly, [she] could not stand in the field because the sun was too bright, her body was so weak, and she was very confused.” The urgent care doctor diagnosed her with Lyme disease and gave her 10 days of antibiotics.

Ms. Adams followed up with her primary care physician who told her she only needed 21 of antibiotics. At the end of the 21 days, she was even worse, but her doctor told Ms. Adams that “there was no way her symptoms were what they were, and she just had to deal with it.”

Ms. Adams subsequently visited two Lyme specialists where she was diagnosed with active Lyme, co-infections, fungal infections, and other viruses. She has treated and had some great success using a combination of antibiotics, herbs, laser treatments, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), ozone, and more.

If you would like to learn how a young woman from Ohio has made progress rebounding from medical gaslighting, severe neurological Lyme, and a plethora of other diagnoses, then tune in now!

PS Claire Dalton from the Chronically Care Project and the Chronically Beautiful Blog special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!